Post # 1
DH and I are planning a trip for the first two weeks of October. With the whole Zika scare we’re down to two different trips…. 1) is to fly to Amsterdam for 5 days, then head to Mallorca (island off of Spain) for 4 days of beach time, then to Bordeaux, France for 4 days. 2) is to spend 4.5 days in NYC and then 4.5 days in Iceland.
Totally different trips, but the flights are about the same price.
What would you do?
For what it’s worth, we are from Calgary, Canada and have both travelled a lot in the past.
Post # 2
Both trips look great! Im guessing the destinations in Europe are all direct flights, if not I probably wouldnt bother with Mallorca and I would pick somewhere in southern Spain like Granada/Seville (just because weather in October in Mallorca is inconsistant). Amsterdam can easily be seen in 2 days (used to live in NL), and its small, all walkable so you can afford to do a day trip or two in the Netherlands or Belgium- I would recommend Kinderdijk, Delft and Bruges/ Ghent. When in Bordeaux please do a trip into the Dordogne region and Bergerac its absolutely beautiful around there!
Post # 3
I have been to France in October and it was wonderful. I agree with Kate127 – The Dordogne is stunning. You should also eat lots of canele!
Post # 4
Wow, Europe is the def the favourite here! Thanks for the advice Kate127
, the flights to Mallorca are through Madrid so we were going to do a 1 day stop-over there but I will look into Granada instead because we don’t have our hearts set on Mallorca in particular, just somewhere with nice weather. Also thanks for the tips about NL (and altaira
), my DH an dI have never been before so it’d be nice to see as much as we can!
Post # 5
Europe! I would want to go to Amsterdam for Oktoberfest! NYC is nothing interesting in October. I live here.
Post # 6
Definitely #1!! But I’m probably biased since I’m in NYC about a month/year and don’t like it much.
Post # 7
I’m a big fan of Europe in the fall so that’s my vote!
Post # 8
#1 but 5 days in Amsterdam in 2 too many for me. I’d give those days to France.